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While the Galaxy Note 10 has pretty much been leaked to death, including its availability, there are still some things that seem to be in debate.One of those is the charging capabilities of the phone whether it will include the brand new 45 watt charger that has been repeatedly leaked before.The good news is that such a charger does exist and the Galaxy Note 10 will support it.The bad news: you’ll have to buy it separately.For all its other innovations, Samsung has actually been lagging behind when it comes to charging technology.It does have its own adaptive fast charging tech but while it may be OK, it pales in comparison to the latest advancements in that field, with manufacturers hitting 30 watts and above.
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At the moment manufacturers are struggling to offer the best design and the best camera on a smartphone.The performance was a little aside some time ago.Because at the moment all high-end phones are able to run all the games on the market and open the heavier applications.This is the topic that we are dealing with today after knowing very interesting news about the quality of future cameras.At the moment we have in the market a sensor of 64 megapixels manufactured by Samsung that manufacturers will start using within a few weeks.Now the bet goes up to a possible sensor of more than 100 megapixels.
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Amazon Prime Day is almost at a close but a steady stream of deals on electronics, home goods, and more will still be flowing in over the next few hours.Smartwatches are expected to be among the top-selling items, as more and more people are joining the wrist-based wearables revolution.Smartwatches from Samsung, Fossil, and others have already received deep discounts on Amazon ahead of Prime Day, and Fitbit and older Apple models are now on sale in Walmart’s competing summer savings event.The Apple Watch Series 4 is the cream of the smartwatch crop in our opinion, and now in an Amazon Prime Day deal, the 44mm model can be yours for just $379 down from its original $429.Just go buy the smartwatch, and thank us later.The Series 4 boasts the largest Apple Watch display yet, with a haptic-feedback-enabled Digital Crown.
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Odds are good you’ve got one in your handbag or rucksack.But what if you’re travelling far, and you need to keep your larger electronics charged, like your laptop?Furthermore, it complies with TSA regulations, which state the largest battery you can take onboard a flight is 27,000mAh, or 100 watt hours.On the top of the device, you’ll spot the two aforementioned ports, as well as the USB-C port you use to recharge the device.The AC socket is protected by a flexible rubber flap, which prevents debris from getting in.The model provided to TNW came with a US-style plug.
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Fintechbolaget Easy passed in march 2018 in the first to cut mortgage rates, but it has not yet been able to get started with loans at an interest rate of 0.95%.last week came the news that chairman Elisabeth Thand Ringqvist, and the alternate Peter Roosvall, both of which represent the storägaren NFT Ventures, is jumping out of their seats in the Enklas the board of directors.Questions have been raised about whether Simple to really be able to get out of their bolåneerbjudande on the market.Now, the Di, the Digital reveal that the storägarna NFT Ventures, and the Collector of the Ventures decided to nobba Simple as the company has recently raised new capital.in Either NFT or the Case you chose to invest more in the latest issue.”It's impossible for me to answer this question, the question you have to ask for each of them,” said Alexander Widegren.
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Divers have discovered a new species of wrasse — a brightly-colored marine fish — in the waters off Zanzibar, Tanzania.The fish's common name is "vibranium fairy wrasse," after the powerful metal that lines the Black Panther's suit.The scientists said the creature's gleaming purple scales reminded them of the vibranium-laced outfit.Its deep purple scales, set in a chain-link pattern, reminded scientists of the high-tech suit worn by the superhero Black Panther.In a new study, researchers describe the creature, whose common name is "vibranium fairy wrasse" — a moniker that gives a nod to the fantastical, near-indestructible metal that lines the Black Panther's superhero suit.Read More: All the futuristic technologies in 'Black Panther,' and how close they are to becoming reality
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You have a gigantic Demogorgon-shaped hole that needs filling and you don't know how to fill it?Please find below: A sizeable list of quality TV shows full of adventure, weird creatures and enough thematic similarities to the Netflix original to justify a hearty binge as we say goodbye to Stranger Things.When children start disappearing from the small German town of Winden in German Netflix series Dark, four families discover they're strangely interconnected and may hold the key to why certain kids go missing.And in true Stranger Things fashion, there are strange creatures in the woods.In the French-Belgian television thriller Black Spot (known in France as Zone Blanche), a series of horrific murders attracts the attention of police chief Laurene Weiss (Suliane Brahim) and an eccentric new prosecutor Franck Siriani (Laurent Capelluto) in the remote village Villefranche that borders a large, creepy forest.While villagers are upset at their beloved mill closing down, it seems as though the forest is randomly killing off people in weird ways.
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The iPhone 11 is expected to drop this September, so we can expect plenty of rumours to be swirling about between now and then, and the most recent one seems to support what we've already heard.Previous rumours pointed to the rear cameras being nestled in a square housing on the back, and the leaked logic board seems to accommodate that change, given that it's transitioned from the usual L-shape to an I-shape for the iPhone 11, if the images are to be believed.While you may not like the look of it, the additional camera is rumoured to be an ultra wide angle lens, and the insides of the phone have to be rejigged to make room for that, which is what the reportedly new I-shaped board allows for.Whether or not it'll be taller than the L-shaped board, and run the entire height of the device is unknown, as the dimensions didn't accompany the picture which is decidedly inconvenient.Keep up with all of the latest rumours by bookmarking our page on everything we know about the iPhone 11 so far.
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Amazon Prime Day is a fantastic time to find savings on activity trackers, and we've discovered some pre-Prime Day deals from Fitbit that you can shop right now.You can get the popular Fitbit Alta on sale for $75.49.That's a $54 discount and the best price we've found for the activity tracker.The lightweight Fitbit Alta is made for everyday wear, with an ultra-slim design and easy-to-read display.The fitness-focused Alta tracks activities such as steps, distance and running, and will even give you friendly reminders to stretch your legs and start moving.The water-resistant Fitbit also tracks calories burned and records your sleep to provide you with helpful insights.
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(Disclosure: my parents own a small restaurant business and are listed on Grubhub / Seamless, so I am familiar with the way the relationship works.)However, a recent report revealed that Grubhub, which owns food delivery services like Seamless, Eat24, MenuPages, and AllMenus, has been buying domain names to set up dummy websites that resemble local businesses in an alleged effort to intercept online or phone orders and bill bigger commission fees to its restaurant partners.Because these dummy sites are often unaffiliated with the restaurants themselves, Grubhub can claim it’s brought additional business to the restaurant and can then charge a larger commission (from as low as 3 percent to 20 percent and higher), along with other service charges like credit card processing and delivery fees.This tactic, while not entirely new, can result in massive revenue cuts for the restaurants and other independent contractors, from small business owners to delivery workers.Grubhub says its contract permits them to set up these dummy sites as a marketing service to restaurants, even though the result can end up hurting small businesses that aren’t skilled at running their businesses on the internet (or familiar with legal contract languages).While Google is a good resource when it comes to searching for local businesses, it’s also a user-generated service, which means it is not immune to providing unreliable information.
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And thanks to new technology and the rise of secondhand selling apps, a lot of them are flipping clothes and sneakers online to make money.The days of washing dishes and waiting tables during summer vacation might be all but over for some US teens, who are increasingly making money by flipping clothing and sneakers online.Experts say that the rise of a new breed of secondhand selling apps is due to a combination of the youngest generation being more entrepreneurially minded than its predecessors and new technology being available."This idea of working hard and building your own success has been ingrained in US teens from such an early age," Marcie Merriman, the executive director for growth strategy and retail innovation at Ernst & Young and an expert on this generation, told Business Insider.But, "because of technology, Generation Z is the first generation to really have the tools and ability to go after their dreams at a young age," she said.Read more: THE STATE OF GEN Z: America's teenagers reveal what they think about everything
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“When it comes to the democratisation of data, this is just the beginning”Last year, the UK held its first ever public Flat Earth convention in Birmingham with about 200 attendees, and according to a recent report, one third of young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 are either confirmed ‘flat-earthers’, or are simply unsure.The demand for critical thinking skills has rarely been so important as it is today, writes James Eiloart, Senior Vice President of EMEA, Tableau Software.Faced with a daily tidal wave of information from both niche and mainstream sources, critical thinking – driven by data and analytics – will play an increasingly central role in helping society identify truth from fiction.These same principles are of enormous relevance in the commercial world, where businesses are not only generating huge amounts of data, but more employees have greater access to it and are tasked with generating business insights from it.The benefits of being data-driven are clear – a recent report by Forrester shows that companies which are data-driven across the organization are growing at an average of more than 30 percent annually.
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US metal band Metallica has been revealed as the surprise inspiration for Ericsson when it’s mulling over how to keep its customers happy.Well, for VP of Business Operations Dan Kerber at least, for it is he who chose to blog on the matter recently.Kerber’s central point is that Metallica consists of a bunch of middle-aged men who performed their first track (Seek and Destroy, see below) 37 years ago, that remain one of the most successful bands in the world because they do a great job of catering to their audience.Of course the main reason is that they continue to produce great music, but Kerber maintains that there must be more to having such a large fanbase, encompassing all ages and demographics.He cites a broad range of price tiers and associated ‘experiences’ as one example of the kind of flexibility and attention to detail required to please all the people all of the time, as well as a constantly evolving set list.This all leads to Ericsson’s own customer experience strategy, which is currently being referred to as ‘The quest for easy’.
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Stranger Things season 3 is finally out and it takes place during our very own summer of love, the summer of 1985.As a nostalgia nerd who's co-written two books all about the lost pop culture of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, as well as a proud graduate of the class of 1985, I watched the whole season with an eye on the 1980s goodness.Personally, I disagree with the critics who claim the 1980s accents in the show are overdone.Here are my 8 favorite 1980s throwbacks from Stranger Things' third season.Not all boomboxes were the big honking ones derogatorily nicknamed "ghetto blasters."There was also a wonderfully pastel-colored line of Sharp QT-50 round-edged mini boomboxes issued in pastel tones that looked like nothing more than bowls of delicious sorbet.
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When Fran Taylor saw the birthday banner hanging in her living room, she realised it didn't make any sense whatsoever... HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has opened its third privacy probe into Apple, as stricter provisions under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have an increasingly broad influence.The investigation is examining whether Apple complied with GDPR rules in relation to a customer request, Reuters reported.The probe, which began within the past few weeks, is the Irish DPC’s twentieth into multinational companies with headquarters in the country.The two other Apple investigations involve the way Apple processes data used for targeted advertising on its platforms and whether its privacy policy is transparent enough.Facebook is the DPC’s most highly scrutinised company, with eight distinct probes into the company itself, as well as an additional two into its WhatsApp subsidiary and one into its Instagram service.Twitter is the subject of three DPC probes, with Google, Microsoft’s LinkedIn and US digital advertising company Quantcast the subject of one DPC investigation each.
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Supercell announced today that it will hold the first ever Clash of Clans World Championship at ESL One Hamburg from October 25 to October 27.The World Championship will offer a $1 million prize pool, the largest ever for the game.Clash of Clans is a mobile strategy game that came out in 2012, but it is still going strong.The free-to-play game earned $597 million last year.Clash of Clans has been a part of other esports events before, but this is the first time Supercell itself is branding a competition as its World Championship.“The Clash of Clans community has been honing their skills for years, pouring in thousands of hours into the game and finally, the game team is so honored to deliver a championship worthy of our dedicated community,” said Marika Appel, Clash of Clans community manager, in a press release sent to GamesBeat.
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Many of the original stars of legendary historical sitcom Blackadder are said to be bang up for reuniting to record a fifth full series, with TV sources saying the old gang's considering getting back together to mock Baldrick's understanding of logistics once more.The good news is that this rumour comes from The Sun, so may well be entirely fictional.The paper's sources claim that this fifth series could/might be set in modern-ish times, and would/may feature Edmund living out a life of tame pursuits while working as an "ageing university lecturer."The source apparently said: "They [the cast] were all having a great laugh and they are all old friends.So they just said, 'Yes, let's do it'.It is being written now."
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Dating app Bumble added video chat and voice call features, in order for people to feel safe and make more confident connections with their matches.The video chat and voice call options only appear for those who match with someone.A video icon and phone icon will then appear in the right-hand corner of the conversation screen, offering women the choice of calling as their first move as soon as they match.Men, meanwhile, will only be able to initiate a video chat or voice call after women make the first move.If people are unmatched, they also lose access to the features.The voice and video features are now available to the Bumble Date, Bumble BFF, and Bumble Bizz sections of the app.
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Season 2 of Apex Legends is nearly here and Respawn Entertainment will be introducing the new content today but a leak has sprung prior to the planned reveal.In response, Respawn released one of the two trailers which shows the new playable Legend, Wattson, in action and teases an ominous character whose actions change Kings Canyon in a significant way.The new Apex Legends trailer introduces gamers to season 2, named Battle Charge, and gives us a look at Wattson working alongside Octane and Bangalore.The clip utilizes the same animation style seen in Apex Legends’ launch trailer and gives viewers a stylized look at how Wattson will support her teammates.Throughout this trailer, a threatening character is shown activating an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) that destroys a tall tower in Kings Canyon.It seems like this particular structure has been keeping creatures out of Kings Canyon so the Apex contests can take place but now they’re spilling into the map.
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A French soccer club is putting its latest uniform on the map with what it says is the first product release announced through Google Maps’ Street View feature.Red Star FC debuted the new shirts by posing models at various places around the suburban Paris home of its stadium and uploading 360-degree images of them to Google’s navigation platform.The resulting product placements blend so seamlessly into the surrounding cityscape that they might go unnoticed to the casual virtual passerby (clickerby?)if not for the slightly staged look of the most prominent scene.“Playing with Google Street View to reveal our jerseys is to enter the matrix, and putting Saint Ouen at the center, show our neighborhood, the suburb, the soul of Red Star and its supporters,” said David Bellion, brand manager for Red Star.“Always, more than ever, we find inspiration in reality.”
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Don't worry, Fujitsu is on the caseA digital or "smart" solution to the Irish border problem is possible in the next three years if Europe agrees to a Brexit transition period, the "Alternative Arrangements Commission" Technical Panel has told MPs.Speaking to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, Shanker Singham, chair of the Prosperity UK thinktank-backed panel and a trade lawyer, said he wished the government had commissioned the group to start work on the problem two-and-a-half years ago.But he said if the EU agrees to a transition period of three years, a solution will be "achievable in the time period."Frank Dunsmuir, member of the panel and industry lead for customs and border at Fujitsu, said the group has been looking into options as to how technology can create an "invisible, digital or smart border."The firm has reportedly already pitched an artificial intelligence-driven process that analyses drivers' journeys and even social media posts.
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Further sanctions are highly unlikely to force Iran to back down – its leaders will only accept a u-turn from the US, maybe even a recommitment to the nuclear deal.HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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This might be the TV deal you've been saving for.You know what I always say: Cheap things come to those who wait!For a limited time, and while supplies last, BuyDig has the Samsung UN65LS03N 65-inch The Frame 4K TV for $1,299.(If you get there and the price hasn't changed, it means the sale has ended.)Why would The Cheapskate tout a 65-inch TV that's $1,300 when you can get the much-ballyhooed TCL 65R617 65-inch TV for $700?Of course, it's always good to pay less for those products when the opportunity arises.
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Vietnam and India see explosion in direct investment from China as tech suppliers shift production overseas, says Goldman Sachs – South China Morning PostWhat happened: China’s technology supply chain is shifting abroad to Vietnam and India as companies that produce components for smartphones, computers, and other high-tech products try to minimize the effects of the US-China trade war.The main driver is increasing operating costs in the Greater China region, according to a report by Goldman Sachs.The move is also being motivated by trade tensions between the US and China.Nonetheless, infrastructure and inexperience among workers in high-tech industries pose a problem for companies looking to make such a move.Why important: China has long been seen as the factory of the world.
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The Mueller report is 448 pages long and not exactly a rip-roaring adventure tale, so you may have skipped out on reading it.Bipartisan organization Law Works wants to help you do your civic duty with a celebrity-filled livestream reading of the report Monday.Law Works is calling the performance "a live play in 10 acts ripped straight from the pages of the Mueller Report."Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan wrote the performance piece, which is titled The Investigation.The stream kicks off at 6 p.m. Pacific on June 24.A redacted version of the Mueller report into Russian interference in the 2016 US election first reached the public in April.
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Spotify pays Apple a 15% fee for only about 0.5% of its paid members, according to Apple's response to Spotify's complaint about App Store fees.In March, Spotify filed a complaint against Apple to Europe's antitrust watchdog, claiming that Apple uses App Store policies and a system of fees to smother competition.In its response, Apple said that Spotify doesn't currently pay the highest fee of 30% on any of its members and that it is paying a lower rate (15%) for only about 680,000 Spotify premium-tier members.Apple's response was meant to underline how little Spotify pays in fees and emphasize that Spotify continues to grow under the current App Store policies.Spotify pays Apple so little in fees because Spotify opted out of Apple's in-app payment system in 2016, specifically because the company believed the fees associated with it were unfair.German newspaper Der Spiegel first reported the news.
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Photoreceptor cells in our eyes can adjust to both weak and strong light levels, but we still don't know exactly how they do it.Emeritus Professor Fumio Hayashi of Kobe University and his colleagues revealed that the photoreceptor protein rhodopsin forms transient clusters within the disc membranes in retina.These clusters are concentrated in the center of disc membranes, and act as platforms in the process of light to chemical signal conversion.The research team for this study include Associate Professor Kenichi Morigaki (Biosignal Research Center, Kobe University), Emeritus Professor Shohei Maekawa (Graduate School of Science, Kobe University), Associate Professor Keiji Seno (Faculty of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine) and Researcher Natsumi Saito (School of Medicine, Jichi Medical University).Within the rod-shaped photoreceptor cells in our retinas there are roughly 1,000 layers of disc-shaped membranes, a few micrometers in diameter.In this study, researchers used the latest technology and analysis methods to investigate the single molecule dynamics of rhodopsin and G protein transducin as well as lipid molecules within disc membranes.
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The debate over the prevalence of social media platforms in our lives, whether they should be considered utilities, and how they enforce their own terms of service rages on, and this time the gloves - and everything else - are off.When you're a private company but your platform is used by everyone - to earn a living in a lot of cases - it's imperative that you're as transparent as humanly possible about your Terms of Service and enforce them fairly and in equal measure, but as we've seen recently with the YouTube debacle, that's just not happening.The argument could be made that relying on a platform like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube to make a living is a risky endeavour in itself, because those companies don't owe their users anything and, being private entities, can do what they like, favouring some users above others, and deleting accounts seemingly on a whim.But users who choose to rely on them regardless are getting sick of the arbitrary bans, and lack of communication and transparency when it comes to why their accounts have been scrubbed from the platform.In an effort to raise awareness of the issue, adult performers are heading to Instagram headquarters in Silicon Valley to protest, after receiving account bans and suspensions with little to no explanation of the policies that they've breached, and nothing in terms of recourse or reinstating the accounts.However, it appears that the accounts were terminated merely because of their status as an adult performer,” said James Felton, legal counsel for the Adult Performers Actors Guild told The Guardian.
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Not only does it support Motorola’s range of Moto Mods, it’s also hundreds of dollars cheaper than most flagships, being priced at just $500.But it’s not expendable just because it’s cheaper than the Galaxy S10 or iPhone XS, and you’ll want to keep it safe from scratches, chips, and — heaven forbid — shattered glass after a drop.While your phone can never truly become invulnerable from harm, a good protective case can offer a strong barrier against damage.Here are some of the best Moto Z4 cases you can buy to reduce the chances of needing to replace your phone.It’s made from a hard and protective polycarbonate shell combined with a synthetic rubber slipcover that provides extra grip for your fingers.It’s the lighter and slimmer version of the Commuter Series, which means it’s perfect for everyday use, and is easy to slip into and out of a pocket or bag.
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